In Victoria, spring is not just a season; it’s an invitation to pack up your caravan and hit the road. The team here at The Outdoor Living & Caravan Expos have put together a list of our Top 6 weekenders in Victoria. From Coastal retreats to alpine wonders, each destination offers a unique springtime charm. So, hitch up, roll out, and let the adventure begin!
1. Gippsland Gateway: Lakes Entrance
Kick off your spring escapade at Lakes Entrance, where the serene lakes meet the roaring Southern Ocean. The Lakes Entrance Tourist Park offers a prime spot for caravan enthusiasts, nestled between the waterways and the beach. Wake up to the sound of waves, grab a paddleboard, and explore the Gippsland Lakes. Don’t forget to visit Ninety Mile Beach for a stunning sunset panorama.
2. Grampians Glory: Halls Gap
Embrace the beauty of spring amid the majestic Grampians National Park. Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park is your haven, surrounded by towering cliffs and vibrant wildflowers. Lace up your hiking boots and conquer the Pinnacle for panoramic views. After a day of exploring, unwind with a barbecue at the park or relax by the campfire under the starlit sky.
3. Coastal Charms: Mornington Peninsula
Escape to the scenic Mornington Peninsula, where coastal wonders meet vineyard landscapes. Set up camp at the Rye Foreshore Caravan Park for beachfront bliss. Explore the Peninsula Hot Springs for a relaxing soak and savor the local produce at the Red Hill Market. With wineries, beaches, and hot springs, this destination offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.
4. High Country Haven: Bright
For a touch of alpine magic, head to Bright in the High Country. Bright Pine Valley Tourist Park welcomes you with open arms amidst lush greenery. Cycle along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, wander through the Bright Botanic Gardens, and indulge in local cuisine at the riverside restaurants. Spring in the High Country is a sensory delight you won’t want to miss.
5. Historic Hues: Bendigo
Discover the charm of Bendigo, where history meets contemporary flair. Stay at the Bendigo Goldfields Tourist Park, a stone’s throw from the city’s attractions. Unearth the city’s gold rush past at the Central Deborah Gold Mine, stroll through Rosalind Park, and be captivated by the vibrant arts scene. Bendigo seamlessly combines heritage with a modern twist.
6. Great Ocean Road Bliss: Apollo Bay
Embark on a scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road, ending your caravan adventure in Apollo Bay. Set up camp at the Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve, surrounded by lush greenery. Explore the iconic Twelve Apostles, take a dip in the ocean, and enjoy fresh seafood by the harbour. As the waves serenade your evening, you’ll understand why the Great Ocean Road is a must for every road-tripper.